Scott J. Karstenson

Profile Updated: April 27, 2010
Residence: Milwaukee, WI USA
Spouse/Partner &
Year Married or
Years Together:
(include maiden name
if applicable)
Sharon A. (Simi), 1-1-2001
Occupation: Respiratory Therapist, Free Clinic director
Children's Names & Year of Birth: Not as simple a question as it seems...
Yes! Attending Reunion

Since 1970?!....
A lot to say.
Let's meet before the reunion somewhere & catch up
(In no particular order): 3 marriages, being a father for a season, dad dying in 1971, a profession and then a calling, lots of photos, lots of cars, lots of travel, lots of foolishness & lots of grace given...
I’ve lived most of my adult life in the Milwaukee area, however I moved to Europe for most of a year, a bit more than a year in California, been to India 11 times: adds up to more than a year.
Have kept up with a few of very close ones from NTE & the N. Shore, It’s been interesting….
Having started in “Inhalation Therapy” in 1972, I have been able to take advantage of many opportunities. Highlights have included key work in establishing and developing the Bread of Healing Free Clinic at Eastbrook Church & also Asthma Care Center at a Hospital in Milwaukee and establishing an asthma clinic with protocols at the Life Centre Ministries Nursing School Clinic in Ramachandrapuram, A.P., S. India. Additionally I’ve been able to work as an Education Coordinator and as a Critical Care Therapist; also as a Senior Therapist, these positions have allowed me to precept, to mentor and to teach at various hospitals in Southeast Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Many clinical avenues have been open to me, and I have been able to practice in the NICU, Burn unit, and adult Critical Care areas. Some interesting highlights have included transport team service for the HBO unit in California & Children’s hospital in Milwaukee.

Favorite School Memories:

Intensely disliked being there: intensely loved my faithful friends.
Mrs Todd's love of Shakespeare was the difference in my graduating; I will forever be thankful for her enthusiasm & openness.

Junior High School Attended:

National College of Education: Clare Bell Baker Demonstration School (wphew!), Evanston

High School Attended: (NTE, NTW, or name of another school)


Colleges Attended & Degrees:

Varied: attended Banff School of Arts, School of the Dayton Art Institute, UW-Milwaukee, Northwestern (on Evanston Hosp's dime!), MATC (Milwaukee). Most credits were obtained through CLEP. No degree. many credentials.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Sharon & I are at the Madison Mallards in the early spring of 2009: an exhibition game between the Swedish National team & the Mallards, Sweden got slaughtered! Good Swedish meatballs though.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
At a Medical camp near the prison outside Vishakapatnam, AP with volunteer Doctor Sudhakar in 2008.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
In Jeeva Jelam (Living Water), once only called the leprosy colony, outside Salru, near the Orissa border in tribal AP.
We are dedicating a water treatment device after training the village elders